Get Your Magazines Online

magazines.jpgHave you cancelled magazine and newspaper subscriptions to reduce household costs or clutter? Did you know that you can still read many of your favorite publications online through KDL’s databases? (A valid Kent District Library card is required to access these services.)

Available magazines include the following:

The following newspapers are also available:

The database interface will allow you to browse articles from current and past issues, as well as search for specific keywords.

Don’t forget — All of these publications and many more are also available in print form to read and checkout at your local KDL branch. See our Magazines & Periodicals page for a complete listing of available titles and branch holdings.

Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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6 Responses to “Get Your Magazines Online”

  1. glenn Says:

    This is great. How long have you had these. You really need to let people know. It’s too bad all the pictures aren’t included. Really good resources though.

  2. Swaroop Says:

    @ Glenn,

    I saw some links offer PDF versions of articles and those were with all pictures.

    I love KDL’s services to its community!

  3. Mary Sue Stegehuis Says:

    Dear Sheri,
    I was very excited to hear that these magazines are available online. However, I tried accessing them using my library card number only to find (after contacting the tech advisor listed) that I have to go through the Grand Rapids Library system’s website. I still have not succeeded in navigating through that to find the Consumer Reports online. It would be really helpful if you could give the specific links for each of the sysytems in the next newsletter. Thank you. Sincerely, Mary Sue Stegehuis

  4. Sheri Says:

    Mary Sue (and any other GRPL cardholders):
    Grand Rapids Public Library’s databases can be found at Although they don’t list specific publication titles like Consumer Reports, if you scroll down to the “Newspapers and Magazines” category, then select the “InfoTrac OneFile” database, you’ll be able to search for a specific magazine using the “Publication Search” feature near the top of the screen.

    If you’re not a KDL or GRPL cardholder, you can still access this database through the Michigan eLibrary if you’re a Michigan resident. (Look for the “General OneFile” database.)

    I hope this helps!

    KDL Webmaster

  5. shirlsaw Says:

    I am having the same problem as Mary Sue and I am a KDL cardholder – not GRPL. After entering my library card number it then asks “Please enter your library’s password:”.

    I tried my library “card” password but that wasn’t accepted. It is asking for the “library’s” password.

    Seems to be working for some people but not all.


  6. Sheri Says:

    Hi shirlsaw,

    If the links from this blog post don’t work correctly (if you’re asked for anything other than your library card number), try using the links on our magazine page in our database listings: If you’re still being asked for a password after entering your KDL card number, please contact me at and I can help you troubleshoot.

    KDL Webmaster